New York

New York State NECCC Contacts

Thomas Bjorkman
Professor
Cornell University
205 Hedrick Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Email: tnb1@cornell.edu
Phone: (315) 787-2218

Matt Ryan
Assistant Professor
Cornell University
515 Bradfield Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Email: mrr232@cornell.edu
Phone: (607) 255-4964

Paul Salon
Soil Health Specialist
USDA NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center
3266-A State Route 352
Big Flats, NY 14830
Email: paul.salon@ny.usda.gov
Phone: (607) 562-8404 ext. 3

Thomas Bjorkman of Cornell University maintains an extensive cover crop website.

PDFs
Cover Crops – What a Difference a Few Weeks Makes, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops in vegetable rotations, cover crop trials, planting and termination timing, seeding rates, biomass production potential, cover crop economics
Cover crops: rye, red clover, crimson clover, hairy vetch, buckwheat, mixes

Spring Management of Overwintering Cover Crops – Don’t Wait!, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crop termination timing and methods
Cover crops: rye, wheat, triticale, annual ryegrass, hairy vetch, radish, mustard, turnips

Rye, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops in vegetable rotations, planting timing and methods, seeding rates, termination timing and methods
Cover crops: rye

Oats, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops in vegetable rotations, spring and fall planting timing and methods, spring and fall seeding rates, termination timing
Cover crops: oats, mixes

Wheat and Spelt, Triticale, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops in vegetable rotations, planting timing and methods, seeding rates, termination timing and methods
Cover crops: wheat, spelt, triticale

Annual Ryegrass, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops in vegetable rotations, planting timing and methods, seeding rates, termination timing and methods
Cover crops: annual ryegrass, mixes

Teff, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops in vegetable rotations, summer cover crops, planting timing and methods, seeding rates
Cover crops: teff

Sudangrass and Sorghum-Sudangrass, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops in vegetable rotations, summer cover crops, planting timing and methods, seeding rates, termination timing and methods
Cover crops: sudangrass, sorghum-sudangrass

Dutch White Clover, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops in vegetable rotations, planting timing and methods, seeding rates, termination timing and methods
Cover crops: white clover, mixes

Medium Red Clover, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops in vegetable rotations, planting timing and methods, seeding rates, termination timing and methods
Cover crops: red clover, mixes

Hairy Vetch, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops in vegetable rotations, planting timing and methods, seeding rates, termination timing and methods
Cover crops: hairy vetch, mixes

Canadian Field Peas, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops in vegetable rotations, planting timing and methods, seeding rates, termination timing and methods
Cover crops: field peas, mixes

Forage Turnip and Rapeseed, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops in vegetable rotations, planting timing and methods, seeding rates, termination timing and methods
Cover crops: forage turnip, rapeseed

Fall Mustard, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops in vegetable rotations, planting timing and methods, seeding rates
Cover crops: mustard

Arugula, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops in vegetable rotations, planting timing and methods, seeding rates, termination timing and methods
Cover crops: arugula

Buckwheat, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crop benefits and characteristics, planting dates, seeding rates, management, termination timing and methods
Cover crops: buckwheat

Links to external websites
Early Spring Seasonal Cover Crops, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops for early spring planting in vegetable rotations, termination timing and methods
Cover crops: rye, annual ryegrass, medium red clover, radish, mustard, turnips, mixes

Early Summer Seasonal Cover Crops, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops for summer planting in vegetable rotations
Cover crops: sudangrass, buckwheat

Mid and Late Summer Seasonal Cover Crops, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops for mid and late summer planting in vegetable rotations
Cover crops: annual ryegrass, sudangrass, buckwheat

Late Summer Legumes, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: legume cover crops for late summer planting in vegetable rotations
Cover crops: medium red clover, hairy vetch, mixes

Late Summer Crucifers, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: brassica cover crops for late summer planting in vegetable rotations, cultivar selection
Cover crops: forage radish, mustards, rapeseed, canola, turnips, arugula

Early Fall Seasonal Cover Crops, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops for early fall planting in vegetable rotations
Cover crops: rye, wheat, oats

Fall Seasonal Cover Crops, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops for fall planting in vegetable rotations
Cover crops: rye, wheat, spelt

Spring Mustard, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops in vegetable rotations, planting timing and methods, seeding rate, termination timing
Cover crops: mustard